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Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

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International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Northern Rivers Rail Trail will be amazing

Paul Heymans, president, Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association. A couple of years ago I had occasion to visit the Northern Rivers region and crossed...

Tweed rail trail to be completed by 2020

Tweed Shire Council is optimistic its planned rail trail can be completed by September 2020, following a successful start to the tender process last week.

First stage of Tweed rail trail on track

Tweed Shire Council is moving ahead with its contentious rail trail project, with the announcement that it has advertised for Expressions of Interest from prospective tenderers to design and construct the first stage.

Tweed Council gives rail trail go-ahead despite some concerns

At its meeting last week, Tweed Shire Council resolved to accept the offer of $6.5 million in federal grant funding to construct the 24-kilometre long Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the rail trail project.

Greens ‘disappointed’ over rail trail decision

The NSW Greens have expressed disappointment that the federal government has approved funding for a rail trail from Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek, ‘making way for the removal of vital train infrastructure’.

Rail trail fully funded but not universally supported

Tweed Shire Council has welcomed Friday’s announcement of a $6.5 million federal grant for the Tweed Valley Rail Trail project, matching the funds committed by the NSW Government last year. But not all locals are happy about the move.

Tweed’s rail-trail funding bid derailed

The recent failure of a federal funding bid to secure $6.5 million for the Tweed's 24-kilometre stage of the northern rivers rail-trail project from Murwillumbah railway station to Crabbes Creek has prompted backers to look for other options to fund it.

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a critical consideration. You can have...

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to answer for. Many of us can...

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk Park it was to provide...

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

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